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City of Vernon Receives Funds For BX Creek Project

VERNON - A major step forward in flood mitigation work for the City of Vernon has been made possible thanks to grant funding from the Province of British Columbia and the Union of BC Municipalities...

BC PST Refund Extended

BRITISH COLUMBIA – A StrongerBC program that refunds businesses the PST paid on select machinery and equipment will be extended for an additional six months. This extension will give businesses...

Kelowna’s End Summer Hunger Campaign

KELOWNA - After a delay due to the summer fire events, the fifth annual End Summer Hunger is on! Once again our friends at Scotiabank are volunteering and supporting our work with the most...

BCREA: COVID-19 Economic Recovery September Report

BRITISH COLUMBIA - The dashboard created by the BCREA Economics team focuses on the sectors and activities that have been most significantly impacted by the pandemic and the province's state of...

Penticton Launches New Digital Tasting Room Maps

PENTICTON - As part of its ongoing Love Local initiative, the City of Penticton’s Economic Development department has created digital Tasting Room maps highlighting the 41 wineries, craft breweries,...

Billy Goat Brands Provides Corporate Update

Venture Capital Platform Announces A New Investment In A Sustainable Packaging Solutions Company NANAIMO/KELOWNA -  Billy Goat Brands Ltd. (CSE: GOAT), a venture capital platform focused on...

BCREA: Mortgage Rate Forecast

MORTGAGE RATE OUTLOOK CANADA - It was another quiet quarter in the Canadian mortgage market. Canadian five-year fixed rates moved essentially sideways over the summer as optimism about the end of...

BCREA: BC Housing Starts Decline In August

Still High By Historical Standards BRITISH COLUMBIA - Canadian housing starts declined for the third consecutive month in August, but remain elevated by historical standards. Housing starts...

WorksafeBC Wants To Right Its Wrong

Ombudsperson Calls For Changes To Permit WorksafeBC To Voluntarily Make Payments For Its Own Errors BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Ombudsperson is calling on the province to fix a rarely occurring but...

BCREA: Canadian Inflation August 2021

BRITISH COLUMBIA - Canadian prices, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), rose 4.1 per cent on a year-over-year basis in August, rising at the fastest rate since 2003. This rise was mostly...

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